Moving is one of the most difficult household duties there is and it can be tremendously stressful. But if you can get an early start and be prepared, you should make it through this project happy and ready to enjoy your new house. Here are 7 tips when moving to another location.
1 Get organized as soon a possible
Avoid doing everything on the last minute. Usually you will have between 30 and 60 days to create a plan and make sure that your moving goes smoothly. Create a breakdown list of what you need to do and itemize everything you need to pack, do this week by week.
2 Take the opportunity to clear your unwanted things
Moving is a great chance to organize your belongings and get rid of items you no longer use. If the time of year permits, hold a yard sale. Or, take the time to sort and donate gently worn clothing to Goodwill, put furniture up for sale on a site like craigslist.org, recycle old magazines and catalogues and shred old documents.
3 Take inventory of all your things
If you’re hiring a moving company, keeping an inventory of all your house items is useful especially if something goes missing. Also keep a spreadsheet of the contents of each box. Then write an assigned number on the boxes so all you need to do is write numbers on each side of the boxes also assign an appropriate room numbers (or letters) as well.
4 Label all the boxes
Label all sides of the box and avoid labeling the top of the box. The person carrying the boxes might not be able to have the labels face the right way. Also labeling each side can make it easy to find what you want when boxes are stacked.
5 Store your valuables in a safe place
Keep your valuables in a safe place on moving day. Make sure anything that’s valuable or fragile is packaged securely and locked. If you’re moving a laptop or desktop computer, create a backup of important files in case the computers might be damaged on transit.
6 Hook up essential services on the new house
Make sure you have settled the utility bills (gas, water and electricity) that will need to be transmitted to you from a previous owner of the house. Also, coordinate to have your phone line so you’ll have the Internet working immediately.
7 Sell Your House
If you’ve already settled in your new house and are you have an out of state or old house then you should consider a selling your house. The longer you hold on to the property the more it will cost in the long run. You’ll also owe property taxes on the home even though the property is unused.
SJT Rentals will buy your house as is with no changes whatsoever. You can contact us through the form on this page and get a no obligation, 100% Free offer in 24 hours. Sell your old house today!